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Norway participates in exploration for oil and gas in Iceland through Petoro - 3.12.2012

Orkustofnun, the National Energy Authority of Iceland, has today finished processing two applications for licences for exploration and production of hydrocarbons in the Dreki Area. The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy in Norway has today, 3 December 2012, notified Orkustofnun of their decision to participate in both licences to a 25 % share in accordance with the agreement between Iceland and Norway. 

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The National Energy Authority sends drafts of licences for exploration and production of hydrocarbons - 5.10.2012

The National Energy Authority has nearly finished processing the applications received in the second licensing round for exploration and production of hydrocarbons on the Icelandic continental shelf.

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Numerical models and design of energy systems - Nordic conference in Reykjavik - 6.9.2012

Orkustofnun in cooperation with the Scandinavian Simulations Society (SIMS) hosts a conference at Orkustofnun on October 4th - 6th.

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The United Nations University Geothermal Training Programme and Orkustofnun publish a brochure - 4.7.2012

mynd-jardhitaskoli-baeklingurThe United Nations University Geothermal Training Programme (UNU-GTP) was established in 1978 by the Government of Iceland and the United Nations University (UNU), with Orkustofnun (the National Energy Authority) as the host institution.


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The National Energy Authority, Rannís and eight European Energy Agencies receive a grant of 2 million Euros. - 7.5.2012

The National Energy Authority, Rannis and eight European Energy Agencies receive a grant of about 2 million Euros from the European Union to support the development of Geothermal in Europe. The National Energy Authority as the project manager receives about 600.000 Euros.
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A Power Rush - 16.4.2012

Developing renewable energy as a motor for sustainable economic growth is the topic in an article by Dr. Gudni A. Johannesson Director General of Iceland's National Energy Authority.

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The National Energy Authority received three applications in the second licensing round - 2.4.2012

The following companies submitted applications in the second licensing round for exploration and production of hydrocarbons on the Icelandic continental shelf:


  • Eykon (unregistered Icelandic company)
  • Faroe Petroleum and Íslenskt kolvetni ehf.
  • Valiant Petroleum and Kolvetni ehf
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New seabed samples reveal active Jurassic oil seeps and Mesozoic sedimentary sequences on the Jan Mayen Ridge - 21.2.2012

TGS and Volcanic Basin Petroleum Research (VBPR) conducted systematic seabed sampling of a 1000 meter high cliff on the Jan Mayen Ridge in September 2011. More than 200 kg of rocks and sediments were recovered from twelve sampling stations.

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The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) Presented Important new Research Results in the Dreki Area - 30.1.2012

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) and the University of Bergen presented important new research results in the Dreki Area at the 30th Nordic Geological Winter Meeting in Reykjavík.

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Release of InSeis seismic from 2001 - 23.1.2012

Seismic data from the InSeis survey of 2001 is now available from the NEA. The data is free of charge during the licensing round and can be requested from NEA.


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The National Energy Authority of Iceland will participate in the 30th Nordic Geological Winter Meeting in Reykjavík from 9th to 12th of January - 9.1.2012

Presentations on the geology of the Jan Mayen ridge will be held on Monday and Thursday afternoons.


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